Leslie Nielsen 1926-2010
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Today Hollywood has lost one of the most iconic comedians to ever hit the silver screen. Leslie Nielsen has passed away at the age of 84 after a two week battle with pneumonia. Nielsen was living in Fort Lauderdale and was accompanied by friends and family at the hospital. Nielsen will most be remembered for his performances in the NAKED GUN series, along with a series of other spoofs that included WRONGFULLY ACCUSED, MR. MAGOO and SPY HARD. Of course, we can’t forget one of the all-time great comedies with AIRPLANE, which continues to be a well quoted film in today’s culture.
As is common with older actors, Leslie Nielsen had dropped off the Hollywood radar over the past few years and unfortunately showed up in several of the SCARY MOVIES, but we shouldn’t forget what a great comedian he was in his heyday. Even when reciting a ridiculous line, Nielsen did it with a dry wit that audiences couldn’t help but laugh at. He will surely be missed.